Coastal South Carolina real estate is some of the most sought after property in the United States, with its soft fine cooking flour like sand, beautiful marshes, deep water & intracoastal homes, amazing fishing, and let’s not forget the stunning amount of golf courses. Owning a home in SC can be a very rewarding for everyone of all ages, and recently South Carolina homes for sale are the new luxury item for the baby boomer generation all along the east coast. The Charleston SC homes for sale is the most expensive place to purchase property in all of South Carolina: Mount Pleasant has the most expensive housing cost in the state, while historic downtown Charleston has the highest price per sq foot in the entire state.
Columbia SC is home to the 10th largest man made lake in the United States. Lake Murray is a 50,000 acres reservoir, and has roughly 500 miles of shoreline located about 30 mins drive from the University of South Carolina. Homes for sale on Lake Murray are fairly affordable for such a beautiful large lake in a large city. The other popular lakes that people come to SC to visit and buy homes are lakes Marion & Moultrie, and lakefront homes here are even more affordable then on Lake Murray because the towns the surround these two very large lakes are still fairly rural.
Let’s get down to the most popular parts of South Carolina. The beaches. South Carolina is most famous ocean front cities are easily Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms (Wild Dunes Resort), Seabrook Island, Hilton Head, Pawley’s Island, Surfside Beach, Beaufort, Murrells Inlet, and Edisto.
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I don’t think it is a surprise to anyone that South Carolina is one of the United States biggest golf destinations, Myrtle Beach alone has over 100 golf courses and it is only technically 16.8 sq miles, however truthfully all those golf courses include “area 0f Myrtle Beach”. In other words all the other smaller towns close to and around the city of Myrtle Beach.
Then there is Kiawah Island Resort, the famous gated luxury golf resort that has hosted two PGA Championships, World Golf Championship, LPGA events, Senior PGA events, and more. Real estate in this opulent luxury community is also some of the most expensive real estate in all of the U.S., and many celebrities, powerful CEOs, and professional athletes have owned homes or do own homes here. There are 7 courses in the community with the famous Ocean Course being the home of the PGA sanctioned events.
Wild Dunes Resort was built before Kiawah and was the “impetus” to the inspiration behind Kiawah Island’s developers’ vision, but to the next level. This 1600 acre gated development was originally started in the late 1970s and is still undergoing development to this day, although fairly small as most of the land has been used. There are two stellar golf courses here, one that runs along the intracoastal waterway (Harbor Course), and one that runs partially along the ocean (Links Ocean Course).
Mount Pleasant SC (in Charleston), has 4 country club golf communities: Dunes West, Snee Farm, Charleston National, and Rivertowne Country Club all that are public golf courses and none of which require membership. Recently in 2017 Mt Pleasant also annexed in private Bulls Bay golf club about 15 mins drive north in Awendaw SC.